The notion that romantic love will fulfill and complete us is one of the greatest ingrained beliefs we carry in the 21st century. Everywhere we look we are sent the message that finding “your one true love” will solve all of your problems and remove the emptiness you feel inside. In movies and TV shows, […]
Our lives revolve around relationships. At work, at home, and no matter where we are, we’re always in communion with others on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
When we are incapable of relating to others in a healthy, intimate or productive way, we suffer. Similarly, when others are incapable of relating to us, our relationships can become strained and lacking authentic love.
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When you both met, the tantalizing heat and magnetic connection between the two of you was intense and magical. Life felt bright, invigorating, and paradisiacal. It was as if nothing, and no one else, existed in the world but you and your partner. Fast forward five, ten, twenty or more years. Both of you feel […]
If wanderers who are members of other sects should ask you, “What, friend, are the prerequisites for the development of the wings to self-awakening?” you should answer, “There is the case where a monk has admirable friends, admirable companions, admirable comrades. This is the first prerequisite for the development of the wings to self-awakening.” (AN […]
Your heart sinks as you read the text, “I’m not in a great place right now. I need you. Please help.” It’s been over a year now. You’ve cut off all ties and contact with your ex, and you’ve finally gained some semblance of mental health. But this … this random text throws you completely […]
Learning how to understand and make peace with your childhood is one of the most healing and empowering experiences you could ever go through. As the son of a drug-addicted mother and totally absent father, I know how important it is to come to terms with your parent’s mental illness. When we were children, we […]